Beauty · Review

Bored of Neutrals? Why Not Try Some New-trals.

Do you have a palette that you love so much that you almost feel emotional talking about it? Like, you can’t really form into words why you love it so much, so you just curl into a ball and weep forever because it’s just too perfect. That’s how I feel about the New-trals vs Neutrals palette from Makeup Revolution.



Makeup Revolution
New-trals vs Neutrals
Available on MUR’s website, Superdrug online* and in-store.

“New-Trals are the new NEUTRALS
Upgrade your new natural eye looks with the new generation of natural shades.”  – 
Makeup Revolution’s website.

This palette houses 16 eyeshadows with a range of different finishes, in the standard black MUR packaging with a matte finish on the lid and the customary full sized mirror. This palette also comes with a double ended brush, rather than those annoying sponge applicators. If you own the Iconic Pro palettes, it’s the brush that came with them. If you don’t, then this brush has a flat but dense packing side, and a small fluffy blending side. I have 3 of these brushes now and I actually really like it.

Now, I’m going to be completely honest here and tell you that I don’t really care about the bottom row of shadows in this palette. The top row is the ‘new-trals’ side and the bottom row is the ‘neutrals.’ I have very, very similar shadows to the neutrals already and I’m not particularly a neutrals kind of girl. I’m not saying I don’t like them, I just didn’t buy this palette for those shades, and I don’t reach for them all that often. The new-trals, however, are what I get out of bed for.


Ugh… just perfection.

  1. (Unfortunately you can’t see this one in the swatch because I’m a ghost person, sorry!) This is a pale, champagne toned shimmer which doesn’t really give a great deal of colour pay off, but makes a beautiful highlight for the brow bone and inner corner of the eye.
  2. A warm light orange toned brown, very similar to Mac’s Soft Brown. This is a soft, pigmented matte shade.
  3. A warm pink toned peach with a golden shimmer, similar to Melt’s Amelie shade in their Lovesick stack.
  4. A warm coral with a satin finish.
  5. A deep burnt orange matte, with really nice pigmentation. I could wax lyrical about this shade, but we’d be here all day.
  6. A plummy red matte. Don’t ask me anything else about this shade, I will cry.
  7. A deep, matte maroon. This one does need building a little, it’s a stiffer formua, but it’s still got a good pigment.
  8. A plummy dark brown, not the best pigmentation and never seems to want to build that well.


Naked 3 vibes anyone?

  1. (Again, I’m too pale for this swatch to show, sorry!) A matte, bone colour. Good for a matte higlight.
  2. A pale, cool pink shimmer shade. When applied wet, this becomes a foiled dream. MUR shimmers never fail.
  3. A cool, mauve-y pink shimmer, super pigmented and performs beautifully.
  4. A rose gold shimmer with chunkier glitters. Best used wet.
  5. A cool light brown matte shade, looks great in the crease for a minimal makeup look.
  6. A cool purple toned bronze with a golden shimmer.
  7. A cool toned muted blue toned brown satin.
  8. A blackened plum with red glitters.

So, you know what side I’m on, but are you #teamNEWtrals or #teamneutrals? Come tell me in the comments!

Much love,
Kim xo


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